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    Hibernate Computer in Windows 10

    Hibernate Computer in Windows 10

    How to Hibernate the Computer in Windows 10
    Published by Category: Performance & Maintenance
    13 Sep 2020
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    How to Hibernate the Computer in Windows 10


    Hibernate is a power-saving state designed primarily for laptops, and might not be available for all PCs (PCs with InstantGo don't have the hibernate option). Hibernate uses less power than sleep and when you start up the PC again, you’re back to where you left off (though not as fast as sleep). Use hibernation when you know that you won't use your laptop or tablet for an extended period and won't have an opportunity to charge the battery during that time.

    This tutorial will show you different ways on how to hibernate your local Windows 10 PC.

    To be able to hibernate your PC, you will need to enable hibernate.

    If you want hibernate to show in your Power menu, you will need to enable hibernate and add hibernate to the Power menu.

    If devices connected to your PC (like monitors, printers, or scanners) aren't working properly after waking up from hibernate, you might need to disconnect and reconnect your device or restart your PC. You should also make sure that you have the most current drivers for all of your devices.



    Contents







    OPTION ONE

    To Hibernate Computer from Start Menu


    1 Open the Start menu , click/tap on the Hibernate Computer in Windows 10-power.jpg Power button, and click/tap on Hibernate. (see screenshots below)

    Hibernate Computer in Windows 10-start_menu.jpg
    Hibernate Computer in Windows 10-full-screen_start_menu.jpg






    OPTION TWO

    To Hibernate Computer from Win+X Quick Link Menu


    1 Open the Win+X Quick Link Menu, click/tap on Shut down or sign out, and click/tap on Hibernate. (see screenshot below)

    OR

    2 Press the Win + X keys, press U, and press H.

    Hibernate Computer in Windows 10-win-x.png






    OPTION THREE

    To Hibernate Computer from Alt+F4 Shut Down Windows Dialog


    1 Click/tap on your desktop to make it the current focused (active) window, and press the Alt + F4 keys.

    2 Select Hibernate in the drop down menu, and click/tap on OK or press Enter. (see screenshots below)

    Hibernate Computer in Windows 10-alt-f4.png






    OPTION FOUR

    To Hibernate Computer from Ctrl+Alt+Del Screen


    1 Press the Ctrl + Alt + Del keys, click/tap on the Hibernate Computer in Windows 10-power.jpg Power button, and click/tap on Hibernate. (see screenshot below)

    Hibernate Computer in Windows 10-ctrl-alt-del_power.jpg






    OPTION FIVE

    To Hibernate Computer from Sign-in Screen


    1 While on the sign-in screen, click/tap on the Hibernate Computer in Windows 10-power.jpg Power button, and click/tap on Hibernate. (see screenshot below)

    Hibernate Computer in Windows 10-sign-in_screen.jpg






    OPTION SIX

    To Hibernate Computer in Power Options


    This option is to specify how long in minutes your computer will wait with no user activity before automatically hibernating.


    1 Open your Power Options.

    2 Expand open Sleep and Hibernate after, specify either never hibernate or how many minutes to hibernate after, and click/tap on OK. (see screenshot below)

    Hibernate Computer in Windows 10-hibernate_after_power_options.png






    OPTION SEVEN

    To Hibernate Computer using Power Buttons and Lid


    This option is to specify what your computer does when you close the lid and/or press the power buttons


    1 Open your Power Options.

    2 Expand open Power buttons and lid, specify what action (ex: Hibernate) you want for Lid close action (ex: for laptops), Power button action, and Sleep button action, and click/tap on OK. (see screenshot below)

    Hibernate Computer in Windows 10-power_buttons.png






    OPTION EIGHT

    To Hibernate Computer from Command Prompt


    1 Open a command prompt, type the command below you want to use, and press Enter.

    (Hibernate the local computer.)
    shutdown /h

    OR

    (Force running apps to close, and hibernate the local computer.)
    shutdown /h /f



    That's it,
    Shawn




  1. Posts : 21
    Win 10 Pro
       #1

    Windows 10 Pro. I been having the computer hibernate after it goes to sleep and it will not wake up. I have to reboot to get it back. I have nothing anywhere that says "hibernate". I did the reg reset that was listed and so far that may have stopped it, although I have had it stop before and then come back. Very anoying. One time I did a restore back thinking that maybe an update caused it. I am running the same OS on a laptop and so far that has not had a problem.
      My Computer

  2. Brink's Avatar
    Posts : 58,512
    64-bit Windows 11 Pro for Workstations
    Thread Starter
       #2

    Hello Maestro, and welcome to Ten Forums. :)

    I'm glad to see you got your new account all setup. Nothing triggered for your old account though.

    Double check the blue note box at the top of the tutorial to make sure that you have hibernate enabled and turned on to show in the Power menu.

    As a test, you might see if turning off fast startup may help with the not waking up issue.

    https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/4...dows-10-a.html
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  3. Posts : 21
    Win 10 Pro
       #3

    Maestro2711 said:
    Windows 10 Pro. I been having the computer hibernate after it goes to sleep and it will not wake up. I have to reboot to get it back. I have nothing anywhere that says "hibernate". I did the reg reset that was listed and so far that may have stopped it, although I have had it stop before and then come back. Very anoying. One time I did a restore back thinking that maybe an update caused it. I am running the same OS on a laptop and so far that has not had a problem.
    I have a desktop running Win 10 Pro and I only have Sleep & Lock showing as options.
    I have never seen the word "hibernate" anyplace on the computer.
      My Computer

  4. Brink's Avatar
    Posts : 58,512
    64-bit Windows 11 Pro for Workstations
    Thread Starter
       #4

    Double check this below to make sure that you have hibernate enabled and turned on in the Power menu. :)

    Note   Note
    To be able to hibernate your PC, you will need to enable hibernate.

    If you want hibernate to show in your Power menu, you will need to enable hibernate and add hibernate to the Power menu.

      My Computers


  5. Posts : 21
    Win 10 Pro
       #5

    Brink said:
    Double check this below to make sure that you have hibernate enabled and turned on in the Power menu. :)

    Note   Note
    To be able to hibernate your PC, you will need to enable hibernate.

    If you want hibernate to show in your Power menu, you will need to enable hibernate and add hibernate to the Power menu.

    I am confused. Whereor what is the Power Menu???? I have Power in Control Panel and in Win 10/Settings/System. None of these shows anything about hibernate that I can find. Is there something I need to leard about??
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  6. Brink's Avatar
    Posts : 58,512
    64-bit Windows 11 Pro for Workstations
    Thread Starter
       #6

    Did you enable hibernate?

    https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/2...dows-10-a.html

    Did you turn on to show hibernate?

    https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/7...dows-10-a.html

    The power menu are the different menus you see in the screenshots in the tutorial in the first post here.
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